Kennel cough, is predominately found in dogs and is a respiratory infection caused by bordetella bronchiseptica, adenovirus and canine parainfluenza virus. These pathogens attack the cilia lining of the respiratory tract causing inflammation of the upper airway, resulting in a cough. This irritation makes your dog susceptible to secondary infection. Kennel cough is extremely contagious. In some cases, the situation may be complicated by secondary bacterial pneumonia. Extra care is required to prevent pneumonia and improve breathing.
When a dog has kennel cough or has been in contact with an infected animal it is just as important to support their immune system as it is to address the symptoms of the cough itself.
NHV Resp-aid is a dog kennel cough supplement that helps to sooth the upper respiratory tract, reduce inflammation, fight infection and ease congestion.
NHV Stimmune combined with the NHV Resp-aid offers the most benefit and support. This herbal formula is a very effective immune booster. Packed full of herbs that have antibiotic and antiviral properties, Stimmune not only boosts the immune system, but also helps to fight and prevent secondary infections that are commonly associated with kennel cough.
DOSAGE FOR RESP-AID and STIMMUNE:
To be taken twice daily.
Determine your pet’s weight and then use the easy chart below to determine the correct dose.
Pet's Weight Dosage
0 - 24 lbs 0.5 mL
25 - 49 lbs 1.0 mL
50 - 74 lbs 1.5 mL
Over 75 lbs 2.0 mL
How to Administer
Shake well before use. The easiest method is to use the dropper provided and place the drops into your pet’s food or favorite treat. You can also use the dropper and squirt directly into the pet’s mouth.
Some pets can be finicky, if this occurs consider hiding the drops in foods most pet’s love such as fish, chicken or yogurt or a favourite treat. If your pet only eats dry food then soak a few kibbles at feeding time.
For Best Results
Herbal dietary supplements are beneficial to the health and wellbeing of your pet and are safe for long-term use. Every pet responds to natural herbal supplements differently, therefore it is important to be consistent and administer the product daily. Supplements generally take two to four weeks to take effect, however this will vary from one animal to the next.
All NHV Natural Pet Products are pure herbal extracts and do not contain any artificial additives, preservatives or coloring. Products must be refrigerated after opening and have a shelf life of 6 months once opened.
Cautions and Contraindications - RESP-AID
Do not use in pregnant or nursing animals. Use of this product along with digoxin based medication and or corticosteroids is not recommended. Resp-Aid contains Licorice, which can interfere with Digoxin based medication.
Cautions and Contraindications - STIMMUNE
Do not use Stimmune in pregnant or nursing animals.
It is always recommended to speak to your vet prior to administering any supplements to your pet. If your pet’s condition does not improve, or deteriorates after continued use of the supplements a second visit is recommended.
Coltsfoot - Helps control coughing, relaxes spasms and soothes irritated tissue; is an expectorant and has antibacterial properties.
Marshmallow – An anti-inflammatory that controls bacterial infections and soothes and softens irritated tissues.
Plantain – An expectorant that soothes and lubricates internal mucous membranes.
Mullein – Soothes and lubricates tissues.
Horehound – Relieves spasms.
Licorice – A versatile herb that is a fast-acting anti-inflammatory agent ideal for the treatment of respiratory illnesses.
Lobelia – Relaxes and expands the respiratory system to allow oxygenated blood to flow freely.
Ginger – Relieves pain and stimulates circulation.
Myrrh – A stimulant that relieves spasms, inflammation, and digestive discomfort.
Astragalus - Stimulates liver function and improves the immune system.
Ecinacea Purpurea – Reduces inflammation and helps boost the immune system and efficiently fight infection.
Oregon Grape – Has antibiotic and immunostimulatory properties.
Asian Ginseng – Improves appetite and increases organic resistance to diseases.
Myrrh – An astringent that relieves irritated skin.